thrust augmentation[′thrəst ‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
The increasing of the thrust of an engine or power plant, especially of a jet engine and usually for a short period of time, over the thrust normally developed.
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Any method used to augment thrust. Normally, it refers to afterburning, or reheating, but it includes water or water-methanol injection in turboprop engines and ejector exhaust schemes in reciprocating engines. See afterburning and water or water/methanol injection.
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